It happens all the time – you are running late and need a quick way to make your look pop. You didn’t have time for much eyeshadow and you definitely didn’t have time for an elaborate smoky eye either. Then you need to add just a little bit of makeup to make you look fantastic. Enters the popular dark nude lipstick look! It takes just a few minutes to make your lips perfect for any occasion. Here’s how:
Step 1: It is very important to prepare and moisturise your lips. If your lips are dry, cracked colour doesn’t look good at all and the end result won’t be as expected. Dot your lip with lip balm to smooth them and reduce crevices. This will help give you an even application of lipstick.
Step 2: Apply the concealer on your lips using lip brush. This technique also makes the lip colour stay longer. Moreover, this little trick will blend them with the skin and you will be able to make them look a little bit bigger than they already are.
Step 3: Blend the concealer using a beauty blender or makeup sponge.
Step 4: If needed, reapply concealer and blend again. After that, don’t forget to apply foundation with an angled brush around your lips to define them.
Step 5: Line the lips with a dark pencil liner, preferably purple or brown. Investing in a high quality brand will make your makeup last longer and your lips look fuller all day.
Step 6: Then, start filling the lips using short strokes.
Step 7: Apply 3 layers of your favourite dark nude lipstick in one direction in long, smooth strokes. Dark nude colours include beige, caramel, brown, pink, peach and even, rather curiously, a mauve or pale orange.
Step 8: Make sure you allow each coat to try completely for about 10 seconds before applying the next. After the three layers have dried thoroughly, apply gloss and then rub lips together to distribute.